Citations with the tag: FAILING schools

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  • Tenn. Picks Charter Expert to Fix Failing Schools.
     // Education Week; 5/18/2011, Vol. 30 Issue 31, p4 

    The article discusses Chris Barbic, who has been chosen by Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam to lead the Achievement School District, a special school district for failing schools.

  • Worst Mich. Schools to Get New Management.
    SAMUELS, CHRISTINA A. // Education Week; 7/13/2011, Vol. 30 Issue 36, p4 

    The article discusses the Educational Achievement System, a school management authority developed by the state of Michigan, which will take over low-performing schools in the state beginning in the 2012-2013 school year when it is scheduled to control the public schools of Detroit, Michigan.

  • Approach to Turnaround Earns Congratulations.
    Neale, Elizabeth // Education Week; 9/11/2013, Vol. 33 Issue 3, p32 

    A letter to the editor is presented in response to the August 21, 2013 article "Turnarounds Require Work, Humility" by Marshall Tuck and Colleen Oliver which discussed educational change and failing schools.

  • Charter Takeover.
    Shackford, Scott // Reason; Feb2013, Vol. 44 Issue 9, p12 

    The article reports on the move of parents of students attending failing schools to use the law that allows them to force a charter takeover in California.

  • Statewide district weighs on school performance this year.
    Campbell, Eric T. // Michigan Citizen; 9/11/2011, Vol. 33 Issue 44, pA1 

    The article reports that Governor Rick Snyder and Detroit Public Schools (DPS) emergency manager Roy Roberts has announced the establishment of the Educational Achievement System (EAS) in Detroit, Michigan which will take schools from the DPS district that are identified as low performing schools.

  • Study Finds Bad Schools Rarely Get Better -- or Shut Down.
    SPARKS, SARAH D. // Education Digest; Apr2011, Vol. 76 Issue 8, p19 

    An excerpt is presented from an article of the same name by Sarah D. Sparks, which was posted to the online version of the journal "Education Week" on December 15, 2010.

  • 'Parent Trigger' Law's Use in California Draws Controversy, National Attention.
    Cox, Ramsey // Education Week; 1/12/2011, Vol. 30 Issue 15, p4 

    The article discusses the use of the parent trigger education law in Compton, California which has gained attention because of the alleged power of parents to force a failing elementary school to become a charter school.

  • New York State officials may withhold federal grants meant for New York City, other districts.
    Cox, Ramsey // American School & University Exclusive Insight; 12/29/2011, p11 

    The article reports that New York's education commissioner has threatened to withhold tens of millions of dollars in federal grants to struggling schools in New York City if they will not implement new evaluation systems for teachers and principals by December 31, 2012.

  • Least-Disruptive School Turnaround Model Proving to Be Most Popular.
    Maxwell, Lesli A. // Education Week; 8/11/2010, Vol. 29 Issue 37, p30 

    The article discusses the transformation school intervention method that some failing schools in the U.S. have chosen to implement as a way to increase educational quality.

  • Ministers to get more power to intervene in failing schools.
    Maxwell, Lesli A. // Education (14637073); 5/16/2008, Issue 313, p3 

    This article notes that the British government intends to enact measures that will increase minister's power to intervene in failing schools. The author notes that this is part of a larger effort to get underperforming schools back on track. Great Britain's Schools Secretary, Ed Balls, believes...

  • New Orleans voucher program draws families.
    Maxwell, Lesli A. // American School Board Journal; Sep2008, Vol. 195 Issue 9, p10 

    The article focuses on the development of a school voucher program in New Orleans, Louisiana. It describes the details of the program, which would offer vouchers for nonpublic schools for kindergarten through third grade students. The eligibility requirements for the program are discussed and...

  • TURNING AROUND SCHOOLS.
    D. V. // Education Week; 10/14/2009, Vol. 29 Issue 7, p5 

    The article discusses a report from the research group Public Impact detailing five successful school turnarounds. The schools are from a diverse selection of communities in states including Montana, Maryland and Illinois. The article notes that the report is one of a series being released by...

  • 250,000 fewer pupils in underperforming secondary schools.
    D. V. // 14-19 Learning & Skills Bulletin; 1/27/2014, Issue 112, p11 

    The article informs that the latest performance tables of Schools in Great Britain, as of January 2014 has found that number of students being taught in underperforming secondary schools in Great Britain has fallen to 250,000 in four years.

  • Steve Barr's Quest to Save A New Orleans High School.
    MAXWELL, LESLI A. // Education Week; 3/6/2013, Vol. 32 Issue 23, p15 

    The article discusses educationalist Steve Barr and his efforts to improve failing schools in New Orleans, Louisiana, adapted from the February 2013 blog post "Steve Barr's Quest to Save a New Orleans High School," by Lesli A. Maxwell and published on the issue's Charters & Choice blog.

  • SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT.
    SPARKS, SARAHD // Education Week; 1/12/2011, Vol. 30 Issue 15, p5 

    The article reports on the education study "Are Bad Schools Immortal? The Scarcity of Turnarounds and Shutdowns in Both Charter and District Sectors," by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute and Basis Policy Research organization, which focuses on failing U.S. charter schools.

  • Recovery District Audit Gives Mixed Review.
    A. P. // Education Week; 9/28/2011, Vol. 31 Issue 5, p4 

    The article discusses the results of an audit of Louisiana's Recovery School District (RSD) which takes over failing schools from local districts, focusing on the need for the organization to improve its monitoring of the schools it has turned over to charter schools.

  • Mo. Board to Close Troubled Charters.
    McCLATCHY-TRIBUNE // Education Week; 4/25/2012, Vol. 31 Issue 29, p4 

    The article discusses a decision by the state board of education in Missouri to close six charter schools located in the city of St. Louis, and run by the charter school management company Imagine Schools Inc., due to the low academic performance of students attending the schools.

  • Ga. Governor Signs Charter-Funding Law.
    A. P. // Education Week; 5/9/2012, Vol. 31 Issue 30, p5 

    The article reports that Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed legislation approving the possibility of funding for charter schools, allowing Georgia voters to decide in November 2012 whether they approve a constitutional amendment to legalize charter schools over local district objections.

  • Philadelphia Tops List Of State's Worst Schools.
    TRIBUNE, McCLATCHY // Education Week; 10/16/2013, Vol. 33 Issue 8, p4 

    The article discusses a 2013 rankings report of schools in Pennsylvania which found many underperforming schools in Philadelphia, and mentions school closures, low-income and special needs students, and charter schools awarded by the group Philadelphia School Reform Commission.

  • Phila. Mayor Targets Struggling Schools.
    M. C. T. // Education Week; 1/11/2012, Vol. 31 Issue 15, p4 

    The article reports on plans by Michael Nutter, the mayor of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the city's School Reform Commission to implement changes, which includes closing failing schools and converting several to charter status, in order to get students out of low-performing schools.

  • New York State Targets 13 Schools for Closure.
    M. C. T. // Education Week; 2/13/2008, Vol. 27 Issue 23, p4 

    The article announces the decision by New York state to close 13 failing schools. The state has closed 60 schools since 1989 as part of its "schools under registration review" program. The majority of the schools are in New York City while schools in Buffalo, Poughkeepsie, and Yonkers are also...

  • Can't read, won't read.
    Honeyford, Ray // New Statesman; 06/14/99, Vol. 128 Issue 4440, p48 

    Reviews the book `Failing School, Failing City: The Reality of Inner City Education,' by Martin Johnson.

  • HISD's Major Turnaround Effort with Apollo 20 Project.
    Herbert, Marion // District Administration; Oct2010, Vol. 46 Issue 9, p18 

    The article profiles efforts to reform failing schools in the Houston Independent School District (HISD) in Houston, Texas. The effort, titled Apollo 20, will reform elementary, middle, and high schools by extending the school day and year and provide extensive tutoring opportunities in math and...

  • Number of inadequate schools has doubled, says Ofsted.
    Herbert, Marion // Education (14637073); 6/18/2010, Issue 396, p4 

    The article discusses research by the British Office for Standards in Education (OFSTED) about the number of poor quality schools in Great Britain.

  • Hawaii Chief Eyes Next Year.
    S. C. // Education Week; 9/23/2009, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p16 

    The article reports that Hawaii schools superintendent Patricia Hamamoto will ask state legislators in the year 2010 to change state law to give her more power to restructure failing schools. Hawaii state law limits the superintendent's abilities to make changes such as replacing principals,...

  • CHANGE AGENT SURVIVAL GUIDE.
    DUNBAR, FOLWELL L. // School Administrator; Feb2011, Vol. 68 Issue 2, p31 

    The article presents advice for education professionals who are looking to work as educational consultants. The author draws on his own experience to offer suggestions to potential consultants, including making a good first impression, recognizing positive work, change, and gains in failing...

  • Digging Deeper.
    DUNBAR, FOLWELL L. // Phi Delta Kappan; Oct2012, Vol. 94 Issue 2, p7 

    The article discusses the results of the 2011 Phi Delta Kappa (PDK)/Gallup poll section entitled "Won't Back Down" that surveyed parents' attitudes toward the creation of laws that allow them to remove school leaders and staff at failing public U.S. schools through the use of a petition.

  • Calif. Parent-Trigger Petition Rejected by School Board.
    A. P. // Education Week; 3/2/2011, Vol. 30 Issue 22, p5 

    The article reports on a petition by parents of elementary students in the Compton, California school district for the conversion of the McKinley Elementary School, a failing school, into a charter school under the state's parent trigger law.

  • Talk About It: Our monthly list of topics worth discussing.
    A. P. // American School Board Journal; Sep2008, Vol. 195 Issue 9, p14 

    The article offers news briefs about education in the U.S. In California, all eight grade students will be tested in algebra. Failing schools in Texas have been given another year to improve before being labeled as unacceptable. A teacher from Long Island, New York, kept her job due to tenure...

  • Volunteers Are Ready - All Schools Need to Do Is Ask.
    Tully, Mathew // Education Week; 12/8/2010, Vol. 30 Issue 14, p32 

    The article discusses the willingness of Americans to volunteer at failing schools and the policy changes schools need to implement in order to encourage greater volunteerism. The author, who spent a year chronicling the under-performing Manual High School in Indianapolis, Indiana, examines the...

  • More turnaround flexibility needed.
    Tully, Mathew // American School Board Journal; Mar2013, Vol. 200 Issue 3, pVI 

    The article provides information on the 2013 NSBA's (National School Boards Association) Leadership and Federal Relations Network conferences in Washington, D.C., focusing on a meeting that discussed the turnaround reform model used for failing U.S. schools.

  • Parent Revolution: We Need to Work Together.
    Austin, Ben // Education Week; 7/10/2013, Vol. 32 Issue 36, p33 

    A letter to the editor is presented which discusses parent-trigger laws in California, which allow parents to transform and reform failing schools.

  • Fla. Expands Extra-Hour Reading Into More Low-Performing Schools.
    STAINBURN, SAMANTHA // Education Week; 6/11/2014, Vol. 33 Issue 35, p15 

    The article reports that Florida is expanding a legislative measure requiring longer academic days for increased reading instruction in the state's lowest-performing public elementary schools from 100 schools to 300 as of fall 2014.

  • Judge Issues Injunction In 'Parent Trigger' Case.
    STAINBURN, SAMANTHA // Education Week; 2/9/2011, Vol. 30 Issue 20, p5 

    The article discusses an injunction issued in 2011 by a California judge regarding a verification process for signatures on a petition calling for the conversion of the failing McKinley Elementary School to a charter school.

  • State Specialists' Team Offers Aid in Turnaround.
    Klein, Alyson // Education Week; 2/23/2011, Vol. 30 Issue 21, p21 

    The article discusses the work of the Kentucky Department of Education to improve educational quality at failing schools. Education specialists have been placed in schools to foster improvement efforts, including at the school led by principal Keith Look whose school in Shawnee, Kentucky is...

  • Louisiana to Take Over 10 Troubled Schools.
    Klein, Alyson // Education Week; 1/21/2009, Vol. 28 Issue 18, p4 

    The article reports that Louisiana's state school board will oversee low-performing schools in the cities of Baton Rouge and Shreveport. State superintendent of education Paul G. Pastorek has indicated the move is necessary to improve student performance and academic achievement. Other topics...

  • MICHIGAN.
    SAMUELS, CHRISTINA A. // Education Week; 1/23/2013, Vol. 32 Issue 18, p18 

    The article covers Michigan Governor Rick Snyder's January 16, 2013 State of the State address in which he discussed topics such as preschool education funding, services for failing schools, and student grade promotion.

  • Virginia Joins Ranks Of States Creating State-Run Districts.
    Zubrzycki, Jaclyn // Education Week; 6/12/2013, Vol. 32 Issue 35, p18 

    The article discusses the 2013 creation of a state-run school district in Virginia called Opportunity Educational Institution (OEI) in order to turnaround failing schools in the state supported by a legislative bill, with comments on opposition to the bill by the Virginia School Boards Association.

  • A New Philadelphia Story.
    Joftus, Scott // School Administrator; Jan2008, Vol. 64 Issue 12, p46 

    The article examines the School District of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and the successful system that it has devised for school governance. In December 2001 the district was found to be failing and was made part of a partnership between the city and state to foster improvement. It is noted that...

  • PARENT TRIGGERS.
    MAXWELL, LESLI A. // Education Week; 11/16/2011, Vol. 31 Issue 12, p5 

    The article discusses "The 'Parent Trigger' in California: Some Lessons From the Experience So Far," a study published by the U.S. think tank Heartland Institute regarding a California state law which allows parents to initiate reforms at failing schools.

  • Louisiana Vouchers Go to More Students.
    MAXWELL, LESLI A. // Education Week; 9/19/2012, Vol. 32 Issue 4, p5 

    The article reports on the number of students in poorly performing schools in Louisiana who are using the state's expanded voucher program for private school education.

  • Researcher Analyzes Teacher Turnover's Effects.
    Sparks, Sarah D. // Education Week; 9/19/2012, Vol. 32 Issue 4, p10 

    The article discusses research conducted by educational researcher Michael Hansen on the effect of teacher turnover on academic achievement and instructional quality at failing schools, which was conducted for the U.S. Department of Education's Turning Around Low-Performing Schools project.

  • Empowering California Parents.
    Pascopella, Angela // District Administration; Jul2011, Vol. 47 Issue 7, p16 

    The article discusses the California Parent Empowerment Law, legislation which gives parents of students in failing schools in California the legal right to outline and decide on the reform plans used to improve their children's schools.

  • California Organization Sets High Bar for Charters.
    Cavanagh, Sean // Education Week; 8/22/2012, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p22 

    The article discusses the education advocacy organization California Charter Schools Association, focusing on its attempts to hold ten low performing charter schools within the state to accountability standards and noting resistance to potential school closures due to poor student test scores.

  • Scholars Reaching Outside Education For School Fixes.
    Viadero, Debra // Education Week; 8/15/2007, Vol. 26 Issue 45, p1 

    The article reports on education reform in the U.S., with some scholars recommending that leaders of failing schools should look outside the field for inspiration on how to turn them around. There is little existing research on effective education turnaround strategies, but Joseph F. Murphy,...

  • Not on the Same Page but Working Together: Lessons From an Award- Winning Urban Elementary School.
    Peck, Sharon M. // Reading Teacher; Feb2010, Vol. 63 Issue 5, p394 

    This article describes some lessons that can be learned about teaching in an urban school from an award-winning elementary school. The school, known as Quest school, realized that its high-needs students weren't achieving at an acceptable level and would need a revised curriculum and new...

  • HOOP DREAMS DEFERRED?
    BUCKNER, CANDACE // Diverse: Issues in Higher Education; 2/16/2012, Vol. 29 Issue 1, p12 

    The article focuses on the academic struggles of Rondell Gardner, a star basketball player at Roosevelt Career and Technical High School in Gary, Indiana. Gardner has had trouble learning at the school, which has been on state academic probation for several years. The author suggests that this...

  • Alabama Gets on Board.
    Fox, Christine // T H E Journal; Jun/Jul2010, Vol. 37 Issue 6, p13 

    This article reports on how Roanoke City Schools in Alabama transformed itself from a system that was failing many of its students and was ranked last in the state in per-pupil expenditures to a school system that has made progress in most areas, has closed the achievement gap between black and...

  • New Evaluation System Wins Approval.
    BARRETT, LAURA // Education Digest; Dec2011, Vol. 77 Issue 4, p14 

    The article presents a condensed version of the article "New Evaluation System Wins Approval," by Laura Barrett, which was originally published in the June/July 2011 issue of the journal "MTA (Massachusetts Teachers Association) Today." It overviews the details of a teacher evaluation system...

  • Ed Balls demands rapid action from LAs on failing schools.
    BARRETT, LAURA // Education (14637073); 11/20/2009, Issue 374, p4 

    The article reports that Great Britain's Children's Secretary Ed Balls has demanded action from local authorities to improve 50 struggling secondary schools in England. According to the article, the schools are part of the group of 270 National Challenge schools. Balls would like to accelerate...

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